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The Wonders of God

Updated on August 19, 2014

The Wonders of God

The Wonders of God!

In life, walking and talking with God, what a wonderous blessing!

Miracles around ~ miracles abound...

Seek and find...

Look and see..the wonders and miracles of God...

This wonderous double rainbow was captured by my mom, Carol Fortune ~ Used with permission, all rights reserved ~ thanks, Mom!

Writings and remaining pictures by Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved

The Wonders of God

When you walk with God, you walk in wonder!

When you say God's name, you are in His Holy presence!

Seek joy! Seek love! Seek kindness and peace.

When you seek God's love, you find it!

God is King! God is the Prince of Peace!

God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

In you, He is alive! In Him, you are alive!

Find Hope! Find Joy! Find Love!

Through God, these are your blessings!

God chose to die for you. Choose to live for Him!

One day is full of choices ~ seek and find your direction!

Who is watching? Where are you going? Who needs a hand up?

With the wonders of God, each day is a blessing!

Walk in wonder! Receive His blessings! Pass them on ~

What wonders have you received?

The Power of Love

When Jesus walked on this Earth, some listened.

When He walked by, some knew.

He came to heal, to teach; He spoke the words of His Father

Through what power did He come?

When you reach and can't touch, when you have hope but lose it

What picks you up, what helps you stretch yet again?

When words aren't enough; when help is speechless

When destruction surrounds and cries abound,

Through what power do you keep on?

The weary, the restless,

The longing, the forlorn,

The powerless, the forgotten,

The lonely, the hopeless

How does a light stay burning?

Kindness, encouragement, a hand up

A kind thought, deed, praise,

A glimmer of hope, a sunbeam

Who puts it there, and how does it work?

Through the Power of Love!

God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost

A believer who believes and follows

A lamb that listens for the Shepherd

A stranger to God that finally hears.

All powerful, all with power, will love and be loved.

Will give and be given

Will pardon and be pardoned

Will love and be loved.

All with the Power of Love

Walking with God

Walking with God, hearing His voice, walking His way

Yielding to Christ as a servant,

For He has told us everything about His Father.

He told us so we would know

We are sent forth, to walk for God.

Not seeing Him, but knowing Him as a friend

And telling others of His mercy and Love!

Walk and talk of His love, walk to show the way,

For when we are before God, our lives are known,

The paths we walked, the words we talked

are with us before the throne.

Did we live a life as Christ wanted us to ~

Or could we have listened and followed Christ better ~

Could we have walked straighter?

Did we rise to meet Christ's requirement, to love our neighbor,

Which would mean speaking out,

Trusting the words would come as Christ would say them?

Before the throne, what does Christ say to you?

Are you worth His trouble, a second thought?

Are you as a friend to Christ, who welcomes you with His love?

Speaking as God's voice on Earth, following His will, brings you to joy and a song.

Which branch are you on? The Branch of eternal life or eternal fire?!

You have free choice this moment, before Christ returns for us.

But no one knows tomorrow. When will Christ return? Tomorrow?

Walk your walk or walk Christ's walk? Talk your talk, or talk Christ's talk?

Decide before you are in Christ's presence, before the throne.

Then Live! And walk and talk of His love, walk to show the way!

Walk and talk as Christ leads you ~ Share His Love, Show the Way!

What a powerful journey, walking with God!

Where will you go? Who will follow in your footsteps?

Where will your journey take you?

What words will you say when you are before the throne?

One With God

Don't worry if this world hates you. It wouldn't love you unless you were one of its own. It didn't love me! I was sent to teach and show God's way, but they found reason to hate me. Though some followed me, love throughout is not possible; in fact, to struggle with Earthly love keeps you bound to the Earth. Follow me! I am here for you and I am not of this world. When I am gone, where am I going that I can come back to you in three days, appearing to you as Truth? I am doing my Father's will, that I will save the world from itself. But they do not listen when they can see me! Now they will be called upon to have faith without visualization. So it will be even tougher!

But the way will be good. I am sending the Counselor and Spirit of Truth. You will know the truth as it rises in your heart. I am with my Father and He is with you in Spirit in Truth. So you never have to doubt HIs love or His will. His power is awesome. He will sustain you and lead you. What can the world do? It can shut you out like a pancake; it can ignore you like you are the wind; it can chill you to the bone. It can break you into a zillion pieces when you refuse to hold Earthly things in your heart. The world is cheap and doesn't know how to give. But when you love in the Father, you are one with peace and understanding of me, the Truth!

You shall know the Truth and it shall set you free. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And because you know the Truth you are set free from this world. Your needs are no longer of this world and your possessions; it understands what is important is in your heart.

There will be those that kill in my name! They say it is what God wanted. Those will tear down the physical temples as well as spiritual beings if they can. Hold fast with Truth, that's all you need. You may be persecuted for my sake. You know the truth. Cling to it and God will be with you. If you are persecuted in my name, I am with you. I am persecuted by no one ~ neither will you be. If your Earthly body is claimed, your spiritual body is with me. We celebrate truth in heaven. Lies, fear, torment, evil does not come near. Evil lies with evil and destructs itself. Forever I am with you; I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Billy Graham says it so well... - ...listen to the prologue by Billy Graham...

Amen!

Here are some great songs to pick you up and get you moving for God!

God Alone - From my own Spiritual Journey ~

I encourage you to write what God puts on your heart and journal every day. My "Songs of a Spiritual" journey started out as writing, and have led me to praising God in songs. May God Bless you on your spiritual journey!

Please leave a comment, as hearing what others think, about what is written in this lens, or something that you believe in, may help me or others in their faith walk.

Are you on a Faith Journey?

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: So glad to hear you're on a Faith journey ~ that's what makes us find wonders in each day and draw closer to our purpose on this earth. Knowing God's love is awesome! Thanks for stopping by Aesta 1

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always am. Sometimes, it is not very clear where I need to go but I just keep on believing that one day, it will get clearer.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      An interesting lense - thank you for sharing.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @squidoopets: Joyful! That's wonderful to hear ~ I love the positive affirmation of God in your life ~ Thank you for your inspiration! B : )

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I work daily on canceling negative belief systems and enjoying instead the presence of God

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @lisln: That's great to hear the spiritual connection our brothers and sisters are having! I had Bible study and my usual faith walk spiritual time today ~ we are blessed, my Sister in Christ! Thank you so much for stopping by, Lorlinda! Bev : )

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      @BLemley: Hope your weekend is going well Blemley? I attended a prayer meeting today it was really nice. Keep in touch Love in Christ Lorraine

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @lisln: I do feel blessed for hearing your strength in your story, Sister! It is a blessing to share a firm belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ~ Amen? Amen! I hope we cross paths often and continue to find strength in others who believe and minister as well! Thank you, Sister, for your kind words and ministry to me! Bev

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Very beautiful Blemley!!!! You are a blessing and I thank you for taking the time to visit my lens and I am happy to have the honor to be blessed and ministered by your words of faith and inspiration. Do keep in touch and I will you. God bless you sister!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Loretta L: Thanks so much for your great encouragement! I have enjoyed your poetry and look forward to reading more! God bless you! B : )

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I am so happy that tou are getting into your Bible and learning more of Him. Your lens is lovely. Full of faith and beauty. God bless you. Enjoy your walk of faith.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @delia-delia: I Love your very inspirational words and words of Truth, speaking as a true disciple of God. That's a very interesting point that if we knew proof of God's existence we wouldn't need God. Thank you for sharing a bit of your spiritual journey and faith walk with others. I invite them to read more about your great story on your profile and in your great lenses~ you are truly inspiring and encouraging to others seeking the Truth! Thank you, Delia, for your SquidAngel blessing and thank you for stopping by! ~ B : )

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      jimbarnes lm 4 years ago

      fantastic lens, thank for sharing. pastor jimbarnes

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Great Lens! One of your comments about being a Christian brought me here. I have two lenses were I mention my Born Again turning point. I don't have to have proof of Gods existence (if we knew it all, we wouldn't need God then) Believing in God is an experience, unless you have had that, it's hard to convey. I don't need anything in life except God, without Him I would not exist. I love reading His word over and over and ALWAYS learn something new. I'm not trying to convert anyone to my opinion, I want to make disciples. How Blessed we are to know Him and be Loved by such perfect Love!

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @jimbarnes lm: Thank you so much, Pastor Jim ~ your words of encouragement mean a lot to me! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @eccles1: The chief Priests and elders saw that people were starting to follow Jesus and they saw Jesus as a threat. Ironic, isn't it! That they were chief priests and elders ~ I do not know why they did not know that this was the One sent to save them. I suppose in modern times, that is, these days, if someone started proclaiming they were sent from God, we would be suspicious, too. That is why we must pray continually to stay close to God, to hear His word and to do His will.

      None of know what tomorrow may bring, either what God may want us to do, or where He may lead ~ or where in the world the next natural disaster or man-made disaster may present itself. But staying fast to God, keeping Him in your heart constantly, not just when you "need" him, and praying more than just a casual prayer is the only way to live, especially in these times. We must start to believe with a faith deeper than we have ever, in our lives.

      Good is good, evil is evil, and the world has blurred this. God doesn't compromise, and we will be accountable for every word, thought, act. That's a little scary, in itself! I have to cling to God every moment, seeking wisdom. To be anything less is a compromise. It's scary to be human and to not BE human in this world! But seek, we MUST. Being united with others that believe, and who truly seek to follow His will help us stay strong and to understand His word through the Holy Bible and the encouragement and direction we receive from God daily. How God touches lives in these days and times, as in Biblical times, is amazing and powerful. He lives within believing hearts! I hope a lot of Faith Walks and Spiritual Journeys will start to cross; we need to give each other strength in these times, and increase the power of wisdom through God's teachings and guidance to those that seek. God bless you and Keep your eyes on the Son! B : )

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      'I was sent to teach and show God's way, but they found reason to hate me'

      Why did they hate him so much enough to murder him ? They say he wasâ the oneâ he was a good man, and he was here to teach us about God ,he hurt no one so why bother with him ??

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful photos but also incredibly written reminders of God's love, comfort and support throughout our lives.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Wedding Mom: Yes, He did! Thank you so much for stopping by! B : )

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      God made wonderful creations.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @dandy3: Thank you! B : )

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      dandy3 5 years ago

      I enjoyed it very much, love the photos to :)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @captainj88: Thank you, Sister! Amen! B : )

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Hallelujah. And welcome to the family, octopen!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @octopen: I am so glad you have found God and now have Him in your life! I pray you will walk closely with Him and that you will receive many blessings! God Bless you! B : )

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      octopen 5 years ago

      I have only now become faithful to God and am realising the blessings He has given me. Great lens by the way

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: I wonder where I would be without my faith journey! Thank you for sharing your faith, too. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by ~ and for the blessing! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I live by faith, and its a wonderful journey. God is good!

      Inspiring and uplifting lens my dear. - Blessed!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @DarrenTA: Nice to meet you, Brother in Christ! I cherish visits from others who place God above all else in their life ~ Amen, Brother! B : )

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      DarrenTA 5 years ago

      Ah! Refreshing lens :) Thanks sister.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @siobhanryan: Thank you! Your kind support means a lot! Thank you for your visit! B : )

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Love it

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Im Horse Crazy: Thank you, I'm Horse Crazy! I love horses, too! Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      Beautiful.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @GregKuhn: Thank you for your wonderful reply and comment ~ and support! I think I heard there were 41,000 different Christian denominations and organizations globally this morning, on "Got a Minute for God" broadcast. That's a LOT! So I am thankful I can share my faith walk freely with others. Hopefully we share the same heart and God. Great analogy about the elephant ~ so true! Even in your own life, it seems you will go in different directions throughout different stages of your faith walk. Right now I'm really appreciative of those that "get" it, that put their faith walk first and foremost. Billy Graham's crusades were amazing to hear and certainly did so much for many people, getting them started on their faith journey. Thank you for your thought-provoking comments. We are blessed we have God as the center of our lives as we travel through life! B : )

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      GregKuhn 5 years ago

      I agree with the idea that different religions and faiths are simply different pathways to God. God (or the universal mind) is described differently by different people, as a group of blind men, positioned at different point of an elephant, describing an elephant. Thank you for this inspiring lens!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @CruiseReady: Thank you so much for your angel blessing! That means a lot to me, and thank you for your very supportive comments! Many blessings to you, too! B : )

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Your photos are amazing, and certainly pay a lovely tribute to His handiwork.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Spiderlily321: Thank you so much for your kind comments ~ and for the visit and squidlike! B : )

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful lens! I enjoyed it very much

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ahrendi: Thank you so much for your visit and for your very kind comments. I agree, How Great Thou Art ~ I love your spirit! Thank you so much for stopping by! B : )

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      ahrendi 5 years ago

      I love your lens. God's creations are truly awesome. I'm always reminded of the Christian song - How Great Thou Art.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @OliviaDaughter LM: You have a wonderful, positive spirit ~ a great example of God working through you! Praise God for your lovely spirit and song that you sing! I am glad we have crossed paths; stay strong! God be with you and give you all the wisdom and strength to carry you through this day ~ sometimes it is one day at a time! Thanks for giving strength to others who may be facing tough times, as well ~ God bless you! B : )

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      @BLemley: Thanks for your prayers ! God is surely carrying me through this for a purpose. I don't understand it BUT He does. You know the word says he will not give us more than we can bear, so He gives me the strength and courage to face life. It is hard many days I don't get up but I get up more days than I am down. Today is a down day, so your words and prayers is gifted to me by God. God gives us what we need :) Bless You

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @OliviaDaughter LM: I cannot imagine the pain you must feel every single day. How do you cope? I know to say God is with you is the core, but how do you? I have three grown children, and I cannot imagine losing one. And your mother? You're so young! There are so many things your family members wanted to do with you and talk to you about ~ it is such a walk you have to walk that I cannot even imagine how you take a step, let alone find the path. I have had severe emotional crisis before, and I know God held me up and took me one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time, and put people I had never met before directly in my path to help me to the next day. He gave me a promise during this crisis, and told me how it was (of course I knew), and He showed me a picture of how it was going to be (an unbelievable one, a life with peace and happiness). And He told me, "You're not going to remember much in between," all this was as clear as a bell, to this day, 25 years later. All that He promised me came to pass, just as He promised. I later realized His promise was like a rainbow, with one end in the how it is, and the other, how it will be. The middle part I wouldn't remember too much about was under the rainbow. And yes, it seemed like I was taken, picked up, carried, up and over the roughest times of my life. I hope this helps you in some small way. I know your journey is a tremendous, powerful one. You will touch many people with your story of survival and keeping on with God's work. Yours is an amazing story of strength. I thought about your story as I did my Bible study a bit ago. I will keep you in my prayers. We are one through Christ, pulling for each other! God bless you and keep you. B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @colamemories: Colamemories, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful faith walk and journey with me and others! It truly is a beautiful testament of what God can do for you if you will trust in Him! And you said it best ~ He takes the brokenness and makes something of it ~ a life worth living again, somehow, miraculously, He does! Isn't that beautiful! Thank you for sharing, you've made my faith walk stronger by your words in your faith. I see a new thought here, that when God's people can and do find strength amongst themselves, by telling their stories; we unify and grow even stronger, if that's possible, in our faith. Thank you for that wonderful new spiritual truth I feel I have been given through your testimony ~ God bless you and your work through Him! I rejoice because I know the truth of your words, how He has surely touched your life. Knowing God is with you is such blessing to hear ~ Amen! B : )

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      Yes, over the past 3 years my son, mother and cousin have passed away. Prior to their deaths I thought I was grounded in the word and had a really good relationship with God. Now there are times when my faith is weak, I do know that God uses us through our brokeness and I am aligning myself in God's will and purpose for my life. I love your lens and your ministry.

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      colamemories 5 years ago

      I find the walk with our God and Lord to be my life. Everything I am, and everything I do is because of him. I am frail, and he always is my strength! I am ignorant but he always gives me the answers. I am impatient (WANT THINGS NOW) but he is my mentor .. his time not mine. I am what ever I am because he has led me there, even against my will. To him goes all praise, I cannot imagine what I would be without his failthfulness!

      All points of your lens I have been taken through, and have made it., not because of me, God is my navigator! I have learned to kind of just pray, pray more, and in His way my life is fulfilled in his way. Often it has taken me down paths I didn't want, but once ther it was so right.

      Faith, I have learned is just trusting him, and be thankful for all he gives me, Doing my best at what he does, and letting go and trusting him.